online learning

Earning my college degree - how long will it take?
Online education has become more and more popular over the last decade

A down economy, a down stock market, a downturn in retail, consumer spending, and even family vacations. Here’s something that’s on the rise: online education. A new study from online education solutions partner The Learning House, Inc. says online education is not only up, it’s skyrocketing. According to “Online College Students 2012: Comprehensive Data on […]

Here's a profile of what an average online student looks like.

Not everyone is cut out to be an athlete, chef or author. Nor can everyone successfully telecommute, work the third shift, or hold two jobs. Personality, preferences, temperament, habit—they all factor in. Same with online learning. Sure, online studies are awesome, but it takes a certain kind of person to excel at online learning and […]

Here's 8 of the top reasons students choose an online degree program

Whether you want to take a few online classes or finish your degree 100% online, there’s no shortage of reasons to choose an online degree. Here are eight of the best. Balance. Online degrees let you fit classes into your crazy, jam-packed schedule, making it easier to keep up with work, family, social stuff and […]

Be a role model for your kids - finish your degree.

If there’s one thing we tell kids it’s this: stay in school. We celebrate their educational milestones with graduation parties at every turn, including kindergarten and 8th grade. We applaud loudly and beam proudly when they earn their high school diploma or pass the GED. (Remember Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who made front-page news when […]

Online Degrees - You Can Do It

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar If you believe Zig Ziglar, the mere act of deciding to go back to school puts you well on your way to reaching your goal. That’s good news, too, because returning to college is one of the best ways to position yourself for success or successfully […]

Considerations if you're thinking about finishing your college degree in an online format

If only … I could finish my degree. If only … I could afford to go back to school. If only … going back to college worked with my crazy schedule. If only … it was more convenient to take classes. If only … if only … if only … The “if only” game. We’ve […]

Is a Business Administration degree right for you? Find out!

What’s popular among students and equally in demand by employers? A business administration degree. So say the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and U.S. News & World Report. NCES reported a 27.5% uptick in bachelor’s degrees conferred during the five-year period ending 2004. A recent NACE […]

Consider this holistic approach as you decide what college degree is right for you.

What do biomedical engineering, event planning and bicycle repair have in common? They’re among the fastest growing occupations, so says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its report, “Occupational Employment Projections to 2020.” Good to know, since keeping up with what’s hot in the future can help you decide what to major in now. […]

Use these tips to successfully return to college as an adult.

Adult learner, adult student, re-entry student or non-traditional student. Whatever the name, the outcome’s the same: You’re returning to college as an adult. Here’s how to make your comeback a success. Vary your classes. Choose classes that require different demands on your time. Balancing an intense subject with something easier and more enjoyable will reduce […]